Our Impact

110

No. of students trained

59

Number of projects funded

1MIL

Total money INVESTED

Our Impact

95%

Graduate employment rate

$87k

mean annual salary of grads

Education

Since 2013, the CMI Medical Product Engineering program has enrolled 110 students of whom 78 have earned the MS-MPE degree.Certificates in Medical Product Innovation have been earned by 10 additional students.

Early Stage Research

Since 2011, close to 240 project teams have applied for CMI early-stage seed grants and 59 have received awards up to $25,000 for a total of over $1M invested. Hundreds of collaborations between engineers and clinicians have resulted. At least half of the projects have resulted in significant intellectual property. Six projects are currently moving into commercialization phases funded by industry licensees, SBIR grants, and other resources from the investment community.

Mission

The CMI mission is to foster collaborations among engineers, clinicians, students, industry and others interested in advancing the translation of innovative biomedical technologies toward commercial realization.

Our Board of Advisors

Board-of-Advisors-portrait

David A. Vorp

Associate Dean for Research, Swanson School of Engineering, William Kepler Whiteford Professor, Professor of Bioengineering, Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Surgery

Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Alan D. Hirschman

Executive Director, CMI, Professor of Bioengineering

Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Kilichan Gurleyik

Associate Director, Educational Programs, CMI, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering

Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Tracy Cui

Associate Director, Research Programs, CMI, Associate Professor and Bicentennial Alumni Faculty Fellow

Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Paul J. Petrovich

Associate Director, Technology Protection and Assessment, CMI, Assistant Director, Technology Commercialization

Innovation Institute, University of Pittsburgh

Tatum V. Tarin

Associate Director, Clinical Affairs, CMI, Assistant Professor of Urology

School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Donald P. Taylor

Associate Director, Entrepreneurship, CMI, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bioengineering

Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Christopher M. Ubinger

Associate Director, Industry Relations, CMI, Associate Director, Corporate Relations

University of Pittsburgh

Janice L. Panza

Associate Director, Technology Licensing Manager at the Innovation Institute, University of Pittsburgh

Rakie Cham

Member- Board of Directors, Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering

Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Jonathan P. Vande Geest

Member- Board of Directors, Professor in the Department of Bioengineering

Soft Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory (STBL), Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Robert Kormos

Clinical Representative, CMI , Director, UPMC Artificial Heart Program , Associate Director of the residency program for the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical Director of Vital Engineering

John S. Maier

School of Medicine Representative, CMI, Director of Research and Development

Department of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Max Fedor

Coulter Program Representative, CMI, Director, Coulter TPII Program

Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Susan K. Cohen

School of Business Representative, CMI, Associate Professor of Business Administration

Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration, University of Pittsburgh

Brian Vidic

Business Representative, CMI, Director of Partnerships, Office of Economic Partnerships

University of Pittsburgh

Colin Drummond

Member - Board of Advisors, Associate Professor

Case Western Reserve University

John Friel

Member - Board of Advisors, Director

Blue Water Growth LLC

Craig Markovitz

Member - Board of Advisors, Principal

MDL Ventures, LLC

Kraig McEwen

Member - Board of Advisors, President

McKessen Automation

Larry Miller

Member - Board of Advisors, Executive in Residence

Innovation Works, Inc.

Dr. Sanjeev Shroff

Gerald McGinnis Chair, Department of Bioengineering

University of Pittsburgh

Jason Whiting

President, ZOLL Lifevest

Matt Beale

Workshop Leader and President, Daedalus Inc

Peter M. DeComo

Investor, Chairman & CEO, ALung Technologies, Inc.

ALung Technologies, Inc.

David Griffiths

Workshop Leader, Business Development & Licensing Director

Bayer HealthCare

Jim Gustafson

Workshop Leasder, Expert Consultant and Sole Proprietor

Gustafson Medical Device Consulting LLC

Stephanie Kladakis

Workshop Leader, Vice President of Research and Development

Carmell Therapeutics

Larry Kopyta

Educational Partner, President, KRC Group, LLC; , VP Quality, Omnyx, Inc

Chelsea Marsh

Workshop Leader, Staff Systems Engineer

Bayer HealthCare

Steven Perkins

Workshop Leader, Chief Medical Officer, Commercial and Medicare Services at UPMC Health Plan, Vice Precident, Medical Affairs

UPMC Health Plan

Janel Petrilli

Workshop Leader, Principal Systems Engineer

Bayer HealthCare

Mel Pirchesky

Investor, President & CEO, Eagle Ventures

Eagle Ventures

Arthur "Ned" Uber

Workshop Leader, Medrad Fellow, Bayer Pharmaceuticals

Bayer MEDRAD

Kilichan Gurleyik

Associate Director, Educational Programs, CMI, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering

Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Alan D. Hirschman

Executive Director, CMI, Professor of Bioengineering

Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Mark Adkins

Adjunct Faculty, Managing Medical Product Research and Development, CMI

Smart Hammer Innovation, PDMA Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh

Patricia Lee

Adjunct Faculty, Managing Medical Product Research and Development, CMI

University of Pittsburgh, President and Chief Inspiration Officer of Toolkit, LLC, Pittsburgh

Jennifer Manz

Adjust Faculty, Ethics

University of Pittsburgh, Omnyx, Pittsburgh

Joseph Thomas Samosky

Assistant Professor, CMI, Director, Simulation and Medical Technology Design and Innovation Center

Blue Sky Images and Sound, University of Pittsburgh

Karen Schmidt

Adjunct Faculty: Societal, Political, and Ethical Issues in Biotechnology, CMI,

Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), University of Pittsburgh

Donald P. Taylor

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Entrepreneurship; , Associate Director, CMI

Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh